Fourth of July Sugar Snap Peas

I have two GrowBoxes planted in sugar snap peas.  In one box, about half the plants died off before they got two feet tall.  The remaining plants in that box did OK, just barely outrunning the powdery mildew that sneaks up from the bottom of the plant.  Here it is:

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Spindly peas. Click to enlarge

The other box did much better. All the plants thrived, and grew to about six feet. Here it is:

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Big snap pea plants. Click to enlarge

Since the boxes sit on a bunny-proof 18″ shelf, and the box itself is almost a foot tall, the tops of the pea plants are about 11 feet up. I had to stand on tiptoe and jump to grab some of the peas so I could snip them. I brought in 2.5 pounds of crisp snap peas today. No better treat! Here they are:

2.5 pounds of snap peas. Click to enlarge

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